I live in a thriving small town in Iowa, close to its capital city, Des Moines. My husband and I moved our family here in the early 1990s, and we put down roots after a life time of moving. This place and these people—Midwesterners with their big hearts, hard work ethic, and sense of community—are our home, and to our delight, our children and grandchildren have settled close by.
Before Less Than a Widow was published, I worked as a writer and graphic designer in the business world. I also worked with teams to produce adult curriculum for use in churches. When my husband started talking about retirement, I beat him to it to begin writing my own material. John not only supports me in this endeavor, he encourages, discusses, “critiques, and team-teaches the courses I create. His support makes my writing life possible.
I write historical fiction. Stories make history real and relevant for us. When we relate to people from the past and experience life through their eyes, we develop a deeper understanding of the times they lived in. By reading their stories, the lessons they learned through experience are passed on to us by osmosis.
“I love historical fiction because there’s a literal truth, and there’s an emotional truth, and what the fiction writer tries to create is that emotional truth.”Jewell Parker Rhodes, American Novelist
My BLOGS reflect my areas of passions and research:
- Mondays are my Bible Study Days where I invite you to join me in studying Scripture through different angles: reading in three versions, historical context, charting information, and responding to Holy Spirit’s leading as you read through visual or verbal responses.
- Tuesdays are My Responses to Monday’s study.
- Wednesdays are devoted to Doodling the Bible. Read scripture, digest it, and doodle an illustration that expresses what that passage spoke to you. I share my doodles or coloring pages.
- Friday’s Live Life Laughing is just that. Laughter and humor play a big role in my life, and I like to share. Enjoy.
- Tom Swifties: “Let’s go where no man has gone before,” Captain Kirk said enterprisingly.
- Puns: “Avoidable: what a bullfighter tries to do.”
- Visual funnies
- Inspiring quotes
Kathleen Evenhouse offers engaging and entertaining presentations from book-signings to church or classroom presentations, to day-long retreats, to short appearances, and all are designed to fit the needs and desires of your group.
A heart-warming speaker, she provides laughter, some tears, and large doses of hope to her audiences. As an author of historical fiction and Bible study curriculum, her combination of contemporary voice and rich historical perspective allows audiences to find their own truth, humor, guidance, and hope in any situation.
Available for single sessions and retreats. Kathleen travels from Pella, Iowa.